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I have a kitchenaid K5SS. The beater keeps hitting the bowl even after adjustment screws was adjusted. What else can I do to fix problem

After adjust the screw the beater still continues to hit the bowl. The bowl is clamped down securely what else can I do? It is like the head has moved down.

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Check the four large screws at the back of the motor housing. They screw up thru the pedestal into the gear/motor housing. If they are loose that can allow the motor to tilt forwards. Check also the ones under the pedestal base, I have never seen those ones loose though and they would not cause your problem.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Beater jams

You are going to DESTROY YOUR MIXER by kneading dough with the flat beater. Read the directions. They spell it out in big letters. Only use the dough hook for dough; only use speed 2.
If the mixer generated enough torque to knead dough with the flat beater (it doesn't), it would tear up and overwork the dough. As it is, you're lucky you didn't strip a gear.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: beaters hitting the bottom of the bowl, and can't tighten the screw at the base of the arm any tighter. what to do?

Try lowering the bowl by removing the pad below the base of the bowl.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Beater is too low in mixing bowl.

The adjustment screw did work for me but I adjusted using the dough mixer instead of Flat Head mixer as specified (only-realized after reading the manual ;o).

After readjusting using the correct flat head, everything is happy again.

- manual, I don't need a stinking manual !!! ;o)

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 4 1/2 quart kitchenaid mixer head jumps when mixing

Adjusting the screw didn't work for me the first time I tried it.  I was afraid of loosening the screw too much, and so I didn't turn it far enough.  Turning the screw counter-clockwise until it stuck out several millimeters finally worked.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get the screw adjustment to change the height of the bowl

I had a similar problem with mine - the problem turned out to be that I hadn't clicked the bowl into place corectly. If you find the bowl is tilting forward slightly then you probably need to push it into the clip at the back.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Do you mean the beater is not touching the bottom of the bowl? AS in there is a gap between the beater and the bottom of the bowl so it is not mixing all the ingriedients?
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If you over adjust the screw, the bowl lock lever may not lock into place.

Bowl-Lift models
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• Place bowl lift handle in down position.
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• Turn screw (B) SLIGHTLY counter clockwise (left) to raise flat beater and clockwise (right) to lower flat beater.
•Make adjustments with flat beater, so it just clears surface of bowl.
If you find the adjustment screw missing, you’ll need to replace it. But now you’ll need

I hope this helps! –Howard, Burke, VA
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